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Woodbridge Junior School

Happy Children Inspired to Learn

David Taylor Chair of Governors

I was born and educated in Alfreton including Woodbridge Junior School. Later as a mature student I studied for a degree in English and Drama followed by an MA in Scriptwriting. Most of my career has been in education, firstly as a Lecturer and then as Manager and Head of Widening Participation  teams working in universities and liaising with schools and colleges. Throughout my career I have worked on initiatives to raise aspirations and life chances for young people through educational and creative arts opportunities. Later I owned a community arts café and I have written two plays which were professionally produced.

Within my role as Chair of Governors, my main responsibilities are Equality and Diversity and Standards Overview (national expectations for schools). 

I live in Alfreton with my partner and our two boys. I am also an Alfreton Town Councillor. In my spare time I enjoy writing, walking my dogs, gardening and family holidays.

I enjoy supporting the Woodbridge community and support the school to achieve great educational opportunities for all the children.